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Anson County, North Carolina History

When was Anson County, NC Created?
Anson County was created on March 17, 1749 from Bladen County . This county was named for George, Lord Anson (1697–1762), a celebrated English admiral who circumnavigated the globe.

What is the County Seat of Anson County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Wadesboro also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Anson County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Stanly County (north), Richmond County (east), Chesterfield County, South Carolina (south) and Union County (west) .

What cities and towns are in Anson County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ansonville, Lilesville, McFarlan, Morven, Peachland, Polkton, Wadesboro.

Anson County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Anson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Anson County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Anson County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Anson County clerk of court.

You can search online for Anson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide

Anson County, NC Census Records

What Anson County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Anson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Anson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Anson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide

Anson County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Anson County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Anson County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Anson County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. Courthouse was destroyed in 1868, records fragmented.

Anson County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Anson County, NC?
A list of Anson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Anson County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Anson County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Anson County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Anson Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Anson Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Anson Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Anson Co. NC General and History Websites

Anson Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Anson Co. NC Military Records

Anson Co. NC Schools & Directories

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